Heroic Games today announced the launch of a Kickstarter campaign to support Ship of Heroes, the new indie MMORPG with the best features of space and hero games, beginning April 4, 2017. The crowdfunding effort will run for about a month, and will include a creative variety of in-game rewards and recognition. Heroic Games has not yet announced the intended dollar goal for the Kickstarter campaign, but all donations will go directly toward the continued rapid development of Ship of Heroes.
Casey McGeever, CEO of Heroic Games said of the upcoming Kickstarter campaign:
“Our approach with our announcement of the Kickstarter is in keeping with the best business practices that have guided our rapid development. We offer what supporters want: transparency, communication, and tangible results. We have met every milestone shown in our timeline posted with our site launch in November. Following our April Kickstarter, we expect a series of Alpha tests in 2017 and 2018, then Beta on a relatively quick schedule.”
As an MMORPG, Ship of Heroes seeks to return to the feel and playstyle of classic MMOs of the past, but it is being built with advanced graphics using the leading-edge Unreal Engine 4 by Epic Games. The developers are building an immersive, intense gaming experience with a strong team element and a sense of family-friendly community, structuring the game to acquire and hold players for the long term. McGeever continued by saying:
“Developers today need to show both considerable progress in development of their title, and ability to actually hit a schedule and deliver on their promises. We have demonstrated that we have the creative and technical power, the latest tools and dispersed agile development style, and the business savvy to keep driving the results that our players want to see. Ship of Heroes is going to be very fun to play, and we expect to continue developing at a good pace because we already have multiple core elements of the game built.”
Ship of Heroes is a new MMORPG that combines the best elements of space and hero games aboard a generation ship traveling the galaxy 500 years in the future. Ship of Heroes will have both PVE and PVP content, along with complex harvesting, crafting, trading, and combat features. The game promises a family-friendly environment, along with an innovative storyline that allows players to explore the gigantic generation ship, join raids and counter-raids against alien ships, and land on multiple worlds as the Justice moves through space.